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Head of a Woman; Michael Sweerts (Flemish, 1618 - 1664); Eye-to-eye with an Italian peasant alive in the mid-1600s. The practice of painting the not-so-wealthy was relatively new at the time, and unfortunately many images of the poor were caricatures. Here the artist treats the subject with compassion, rendering her features with care.
Head of a Woman, Michael Sweerts Flemish, about 1654 (Getty Museum)
Head of a Woman, about 1654, Michael Sweerts, Flemish, 1618-1664
Head of a Woman, Jacob Jordaens, about 1635 from the Getty's Pinterest pages
Entrance to the Jardin Turc, Louis-Léopold Boilly, 1812
Marie Laurencin (1885-1956), Head of a Woman, n.d., oil on canvas, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Study of the Head of a Bearded Man, Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, about 1533
Head of a Bacchante, Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1741
Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792). The First Nakamura Tomijuro as a Woman Dancing in a Shosa Act, ca. 1777. Edo period (1615–1868). Japan.
[After?] Gustave Moreau (French, 1826–1898). Salomé Dancing Before the Head of St. John the Baptist, mid to late 19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.673) #dance
Louise-Antoinette Feuardent (Getty Museum)
£15 A4 Print. Portrait of a Woman by Nicolaes Eliasz.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW. Astronomer by Candlelight, Gerrit Dou, late 1650s. The J. Paul Getty Museum